Festivals one-stop shop guide goes live
Music festival organisers now have a one-stop shop to help them plan the ultimate safe and sound event.
The online Music Festivals Guide has been developed to make it easier for operators to organise their events and get on with the job of entertaining communities.
Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson said music festivals are a big part of the State’s entertainment scene and the NSW Government is committed to helping them return with confidence.
“Music festivals are a great time for people to enjoy a live performance, but they also provide an economic boost to towns and regions through jobs and tourism dollars,” Mr Anderson said.
“We know organising a festival can be a challenging process and that is why we have developed this website, to cut the red tape and make it easier for organisers to get their events up and running.”
The online resource will enable festival organisers to refer to a simple approvals checklist, understand who to talk to, what approvals are needed, and when, so the festival runs smoothly.
Bluesfest CEO Nadja Konietzko said the music festival guide is welcome because the more guidance there is when obtaining approvals, the clearer the processes.
“The past four years have been challenging, as we’ve had money held in escrow and unavailable to us, shortage of staff, fluctuations in experienced crew who are leaving the industry and flood related impacts.”
The NSW Government also launched the Event Saver Fund in January to provide financial support to organisers of major events, in the event they are cancelled or significantly disrupted as a direct result of a Public Health Order.
Visit the NSW Music Festivals web page for more information.